Actitivies

WHAT TO VISIT

The Ribeira de Borba Estate is located in idyllic landscape, in Vila Viçosa, in the Alto Alentejo. Framed against a backdrop of nature and authenticity of Alentejo, it offers its visitors a series of memorable experiences within the estate, as well as a trip to the past, allowing a better understanding of the history of Portugal, through visits to the historical heritage of the Évora district.

During your stay, we will be happy to provide you with literature on possible visits you can make and the necessary guidelines to get the most out of Alentejo.

TOUR IN VILA VIÇOSA


If you want to take a Tour in Vila Viçosa and become familiar with the stories of the most emblematic places in this Vila, we can contact a local guide, subject to availability. Take advantage of your stay to explore this wonderful region even better. This experience must be booked in advance and will only be possible according to the availability of the local guide.

You can request this service via email herdaderibeiradeborba@gmail.com, or during your stay, at the Reception.

WHAT TO DO IN OUR ESTATE

The time you spend with us is very important to us. For this reason, we offer experiences to complement your stay. We have at your disposal several activities that you can enjoy both in the Estate and in its vicinity. 

The activities can be requested via email herdaderibeiradeborba@gmail.com or during your stay.

 

PLAYROOM


he Estate comprises a leisure area, where you can take your time.

The Games Room is next to the Main House and offers:

  • Ping Pong table
  • Football Table
  • Traditional games
  • Library and toys for the little ones

These activities do not require prior booking.

BICYCLE RIDING


Cycling is one of the tours that you can do in the Ribeira de Borba Estate.

The Estate offers sensational views and its grounds have some paths for outdoor walks and rides. If you want to rest or contemplate nature, just get off the bike and enjoy the different spots you like the most during your journey.

We provide pedal and electric bicycles that can be ordered free of charge at reception.

TREKKING


At the Herdade Ribeira de Borba you can enjoy pleasant walks, in harmony with nature, by taking on of the many walking paths available. You will be able to walk along the river, see our animals and to accompany us when feeding them, enjoy a picnic, discover the orchards and pick fruit from our trees.

Enjoy and explore nature with your family, or with those who seek authenticity.

PICNIC


On a tour through the Estate, we suggest you to take one of our Picnic Baskets prepared with, among other things, products of the farm of the Estate. The basket must be ordered the day before and is usually prepared for 2 people and costs € 12.50 (per person). For children up to 4 years old it is free and from 4 to 12 years old there is an additional cost of € 5.00.

You can request this service at Reception during your stay.

MASSAGE


Relax in nature ... The rural environment is an interesting way to relieve the stress that we experience daily.


And because the moment is for rest and relaxation, we offer a massage service to increase your physical and spiritual well-being.

This service is provided in the rooms, requires prior booking, is subject to availability and an additional fee (according to the price list available in the rooms and at reception).


You can request this service by email herdaderibeiradeborba@gmail.com or during your stay at the Reception.

Important note:

This activity is carried out by an external entity, so Herdade Ribeira de Borba shall not be held liable for any injuries or accidents.

HOT AIR BALLOON RIDING


Those who enjoy fabulous scenery can be carried away by the wind in a Hot Air Balloon and contemplate the magnitude of the landscapes of Alentejo in a different perspective. Between the sky and the earth, this tour offers memorable sensations and memories...

Price per person: € 190.00

Capacity of the Baskets: 6 to 10 people

Includes:

  • Pick-up at the Estate and transport to the departure location.
  • 1 hour flight in hot air balloon *
  • Sparkling wine celebration
  • Flight certificate
  • Drop Off of passengers to the Homestead at the end of the experience
  • Fees and insurance

Information:

  • Flight area: Vila Viçosa
  • Place of departure: to be defined according to the weather conditions
  • Flight duration: 1 hour
  • Total duration of the program: 3 hours
  • Meeting Point Time *
    • Summer: between 05:30 am and 07:00 am
    • Winter: between 06:30 am and 09:00 am and between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

* depending on the time of year and the weather

Restrictions:

  • All flights are dependent on weather conditions.
  • Children under 6 are not recommended to fly.
  • Participants must have the physical ability to climb up and down the basket, stand for 1 hour, and withstand the impact that a windward landing may cause.
  • People who have recently undergone surgery should not fly.
  • People with medical restrictions must inform us about it at the time of reservation.

What to wear?

  • Comfortable clothes appropriate to the season and the day’s weather.
  • Comfortable footwear, closed and without heels.
  • Cap, hat or other recommended head protection.
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen is recommended.


Reservations:

  • You can request this experience by email herdaderibeiradeborba@gmail.com or during your stay, at the Reception.
  • This experience requires pre-booking and is subject to availability and to weather conditions.


Important note:

This activity is carried out by an external entity, so Herdade Ribeira de Borba shall not be held liable for any damages, injuries or accidents that may occur during this activity.

WINE TASTING


And because the Alentejo wine is part of the essence of the Alentejo, we want to enrich your knowledge and your experiences in this area. Just a few kilometres from the Herdade, you can visit a wine cellar, enjoy wine tasting and, at the time of grape harvest, you can even help to tread the grapes!

Visit to the Cellar and Cave of Aging
(No wine tasting)

Price: 5,50 € / per person

Visit to the Cellar and Cave of Aging 
(With tasting of two Pre-defined Wines)

Price: 7,50 € / per person

Foot treading in Marble presses
This activity only takes place during the harvest period.

Foot treading without a meal

  • Reception of participants
  • Visit to the winery, winemaking area and cellar
  • Wine tasting
  • Walking in marble mills
  • Vintage t-shirts
  • Participation diploma and bottle of wine

Price: 30 € / per person

Foot treading with meal

  • Reception of participants
  • Visit to the winery, winemaking area and cellar
  • Wine tasting
  • Foot treading in marble mills
  • Meal at Herdade das Servas Restaurant
  • Offer of vintage t-shirts
  • Participation diploma and bottle of wine

Price: 65 € / per person

Important information:

Booking:

  • You can request this experience by email herdaderibeiradeborba@gmail.com or during your stay at the Reception.
  • These experiences require prior booking and are subject to availability.
  • The trip to the winery is not included in the price.


Important note:

This activity is carried out by an external entity, so Herdade Ribeira de Borba shall not be held liable for any damages, injuries or accidents that may occur during the visit.